STEVEN BERKOFF NEWS
6 Actors in Search of a Director on DVD.
Six actors wait in a hotel lounge for the director of a film to call them back on set. The keep on waiting.
As the play progresses, the characters' collective need for
expression builds and builds the longer they are kept waiting, and
conversation evolves from small talk and gossip, to personal and emotional
As the play progresses, the characters' collective need for expression builds and builds the longer they are kept waiting, and conversation evolves from small talk and gossip, to personal and emotional heights.
"Berkoff knows the world and people he's writing about, and the
play has the absolute ring of truth" Theatreguide London
"Berkoff knows the world and people he's writing about, and the play has the absolute ring of truth" Theatreguide London
"Berkoff constructs his passionate apologia for the acror's craft
with characteristic eloquence and vigour" The Telegraph
"Berkoff constructs his passionate apologia for the acror's craft with characteristic eloquence and vigour" The Telegraph
"Berkoff after all is not only a director, but an actor, so this is about as true as you get about people who fake it for a living" Reviewsgate.com
You can buy the DVD here.
Berkoff's first novel, Sod the bitches!
“In this way I was able to come home, to smile, to be relieved and even happy … until the bitter, incessant nag in the groin came again, and I lay there in torment next to a body I couldn’t begin to touch, couldn’t begin to go near. And we both lay there under the thundering darkness waiting for sleep, waiting to be carried to another domain where the sirens and the nymphs touch and caress you in sweet dreams.”
You can buy the a signed copy of the book here.
first 100 copies will be signed by Steven at the reduced price of £10
Bad Guy! is actor Steven Berkoff’s record of his time working on a Hollywood blockbuster.
The project promised to be a fascinating co-operative venture, with the director keen to stretch the actors and use their skills to improve a typically unimaginative and predictable script. Contracts were signed, flights were booked. Yet once filming began and the Hollywood machine kicked into gear, all deviations from the utterly banal were quashed. Input or personality was no longer required, instead the only response necessary was vacuous pandering to the whims of the purse-holders. This rollercoaster account of the frustrations created by mindless shackles on creativity shows the bright lights of Hollywood on a dimmer setting.
Berkoff's final and most stunning production of Kafka's Metamorphosis in Japanese, with English subtitles.
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the DVD here.
Steven Berkoff was asked to direct Shakespeare’s Richard II in New York in early 1994. It was a project he found fascinating: performing an Elizabethan play within the scrapers of Manhattan and the still rotting slums of the Lower East Side; between the steaming breath oozing out from the cracked pipes and the brutality of modern New York speak. New York became the backdrop and the energy centre which charged him each day and fed his inspiration.
NEW YORK POST
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A prejudice that, despite the cataclysmic events of the twentieth-century, refuses to go away and continues to infuse the very heart of the society in which we live.
Matthew Trueman, The Telegraph, ***
Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide
Natasha Tripney, The Stage
Kate Bassett, The Times, **
Harry Stern, The Public Reviews
Piero McCarthy, Bargain Theatre Land
East End Photographs by Steven Berkoff.
Fifty years ago a keen young photographer, Steven Berkoff, captured the East End as it was then, the shops, the streets and particularly the people. Remarkable for the photography, and remarkable as social history.
19 pieces by Berkoff published for the first time, including Biblical Tales and Six Actors in Search of a Director.
"Themes that haunt most of his work are present: his luxurious verbosity; his counterpoint of crude street patter and elegiac proclamation; sex wars; class wars; dislocation and abandonment of love in a thankless and unyielding world."
The site now includes a number of unpublished poems.
Some months ago an English journalist went to Tanzania and gratuitously killed a baboon, for no other reason than satisfying his morbid curiosity. A Beast is Steven Berkoff's response.
The latest poem is For Her Without a Nose.
More unpublished work will appear soon.
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One of Steven Berkoff's most recent films is The Girl with the
He is currently working on a number of films.
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